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Strangest Interview Questions

Some of the Strangest Interview Questions are being asked in interviews lately, and you might be surprised at some of the companies that are asking them. People often prepare themselves for the typical interview questions like: What is your biggest weakness? Or, where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? – but have you ever been to an interview and had a curveball question thrown at you? Ever been asked anything like this before?

Here at VIP, we have assembled a collection of the Strangest Interview Questions that – believe it or not – You may have to answer one day.

“If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jellybeans, what would you do?” – Bose

“If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?”

“What was the last book you read?”

“You are hosting a dinner party and must invite 3 famous people. Who would you choose and why?

“Can you calculate how many tennis balls are used during the course of Wimbledon?” – Accenture

“What is the worst decision you have ever made?”

“What would I find in your refrigerator?”

“Describe the colour yellow to somebody who’s blind.” – Spirit Airlines.

“How would you sell a fridge to an eskimo?” – Harrods

“How would your friends describe you in 3 words?”

“How would you deal with someone who was rude to you?”

“What did you do last weekend?”

“Is a Jaffa cake a biscuit or cake?”

“What cartoon character would you be and why?” – ASDA

“If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?” – Dropbox

“Explain to me how you would change a bicycle tyre”.


So, next time you attend an interview, it might be worth preparing yourself for the Strangest Interview Questions you can imagine, if that’s even possible. These types of questions are asked intentionally to put you on the spot, to test your ability to explain a process clearly, to delve deeper into your personality or personal traits and even just to see how your mind works. It’s not uncommon for employers to favor personality based questions over typical interview questions. Expect the unexpected.